Investment Officer – City of Ballarat

Job Title: Investment Officer – City of Ballarat
Location: Ballarat
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-05
Reference: JO-1908-96951
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2019 16:19

Job Description

  • Balance lifestyle with career in beautiful Ballarat
  • Salary: Band 6 (with RDO $77,976 - $84,233 + super)
  • Promote the City of Ballarat to Australian and International parties
Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional Victorian centre? Balance lifestyle and career in the City of Ballarat!
About the City of Ballarat
The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.
The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life.
Join an energetic, contemporary and progressive Council that delivers activities and projects that create jobs, attract investment and that promotes Ballarat being open for business in this newly created role at the City of Ballarat Council.
The role
Reporting to the Marketing and Investment Officer and forming part of the Development and Planning Division you will be instrumental in guiding the future growth and development for the City which supports positive change and sustainable growth in jobs, investment and prosperity in Ballarat, and the wider region.
The Investment Officer will provide support and advice on economic development investment facilitation, sales and marketing while harnessing Council, Government, business and community resources to proactively promote the benefits of the City of Ballarat to potential investors. You will confidently engage with, pitch to and support Australian based and international businesses to relocate into the City of Ballarat with high quality investment facilitation support. Furthermore you will advocate internally and externally in the support of infrastructure improvements, arts and cultural activities and tourism promotions that benefit economic development within the Ballarat region.
About you
To be considered for this amazing opportunity, the City of Ballarat are seeking a dynamic, confident and engaging Officer who can represent and promote the City of Ballarat to Australian and International parties and assist them in relocating to the City of Ballarat. You will demonstrate a nous for sales, marketing and promotional methods to sell the story. Relevant qualifications with several years of related experience in property markets, land use planning processes or another appropriate discipline, or lesser formal qualifications with extensive relevant experience such as economic development, property or real-estate will be expected. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and promote coupled with the ability to undertake the ‘administration’ function: submissions, reports and business plans.
To Apply
For further information on the City of Ballarat and to obtain a copy of the position description, please go to
The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.

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